Political Action Updates

  • Privatizing Public Ed

    03.01.2017/Political Action
    The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of promoting policies that siphon taxpayer...
  • Newsday: Long Islanders boo, cheer Betsy DeVos' confirmation

    02.08.2017/Political Action
    Public school educators and teacher unions on Long Island and at the state level largely denounced Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Tuesday as the nation’s secretary of education, while supporters of school choice celebrated and...
  • National Blackout to oppose DeVos

    02.06.2017/Political Action
    Public educators nationwide will protest Betsy DeVos with a National Blackout. We choose our children over a billionaire donor! #DumpDevos.  Please wear all black on Monday (February 6th) to show support for public education on...
  • Rally in Bay Shore on Thursday, Jan 19!

    01.19.2017/Political Action
    All are invited to come out and show your support for all of our schools and public education at the BSCTA office. Speakers from the community and other unions from education, the building trades and the public and private sector...
  • #ReclaimOurSchools: A Week of Actions

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Several weeks ago, Paul Pecorale (NYSUT Vice President and Long Island native) called on local leaders and NYSUT members to commit to participating in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools nationwide Day of Action on January 19,...
  • Tell your Senator to Vote No on DeVos

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Fewer than 4 weekdays are left to tell the US Senate that Betsy DeVos is unfit and unqualified! Take action NOW with NPE by clicking here.
  • An Open letter to Betsy DeVos from America's Public School Teachers

    12.07.2016/Political Action
    Dear Ms. DeVos, I don’t think we’ve really met yet, we are America’s public school teachers. There are about 3.1 million of us. We teach in large urban areas, we teach in the suburbs, we teach in small rural communities, and we...
  • Long Island Teachers: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    10.21.2016/Political Action
    Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at Long Island Teachers want to...
  • NYSUT Labor Walks and Phone Banks

    10.21.2016/Political Action
    NYSUT will be doing a labor walk for Anne Throne Holst, Democrat running for Congress in District 1 on Saturday October 22.  We will be meeting at the Middle Country TA Office, 325 Middle Country Road, Selden, at 9 AM. ...
  • English and Math Standards

    10.19.2016/Political Action
    On September 21, 2016, the State Education Department released a first draft of the NYS English and Mathematics Learning Standards.  Commissioner Elia and the SED are claiming the work done over the past year has resulted in "...
  • Phone banking for public education

    09.27.2016/Political Action
    Last year, Bay Shore School District faced an unprecedented attack from a charter school.  Many of you came out to oppose the charter school and to support our school district.  One of the elected officials who joined us in that...
  • Pledge to vote

    09.25.2016/Political Action
    As a block of voters, teachers in New York State can have a major impact on elections both on a state and local level. However, last year less than 1/3 of teachers who were registered to vote actually did so. These numbers must...